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10th May '16 1:53:49 PM margdean56
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Agatha gets taken over by "[[BigBad The Other]]" (who either was or previously possessed [[spoiler:her mother Lucrezia Mongfish]]). They struggle for control of her body until The Other unwittingly [[spoiler:puts on a locket that keeps Agatha in control]]. Since without the locker she emerges again, and it's not clear how much memories may cross-leak, this is treated as both [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110318 turn-off for her suitors]] and a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120516 security problem]].

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Agatha gets taken over by "[[BigBad The Other]]" (who either was or previously possessed [[spoiler:her mother Lucrezia Mongfish]]). They struggle for control of her body until The Other unwittingly [[spoiler:puts on a locket that keeps Agatha in control]]. Since without the locker locket she emerges again, and it's not clear how much memories may cross-leak, this is treated as both [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110318 turn-off for her suitors]] and a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120516 security problem]].
10th May '16 1:51:16 PM margdean56
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** Fallen Angels - the Order of the Blackened Denarius - do this to gain the cooperation of (and control over) their hosts. Lasciel in particular is known for being especially good at this.

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** Fallen Angels - -- the Order of the Blackened Denarius - -- do this to gain the cooperation of (and control over) their hosts. Lasciel in particular is known for being especially good at this.



* "The Status Civilization" by Creator/RobertSheckley. The protagonist is exiled to the planet of criminals as a convicted murderer. He doesn't believe he could have killed in cold blood but has to kill in self-defense in exile. In the end, he finds out the truth: [[spoiler: he was framed for a murder and he turned himself in because his subconcious considered him guilty and everyone on the Earth was BrainWashed to turn in themselves.]]

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* "The Status Civilization" by Creator/RobertSheckley. The protagonist is exiled to the a planet of criminals as a convicted murderer. He doesn't believe he could have killed in cold blood but has to kill in self-defense in exile. In the end, he finds out the truth: [[spoiler: he was framed for a murder and he turned himself in because his subconcious subconscious considered him guilty and everyone on the Earth was BrainWashed to turn in themselves.themselves in.]]



* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's Galactic Milieu Trilogy (Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Magnificat), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.

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* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's Galactic Milieu Trilogy (Jack (''Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Magnificat), Magnificat''), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.
10th May '16 1:45:29 PM margdean56
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* Marvel's ComicBook/TheSentry character housed a dark and equally powerful villain known as the Void. In his original appearances, the Void manifested as a seperate entity outside of the Sentry's body. In later appearances, the Sentry transformed into the Void. The most recent depictions show the Sentry retaining his human appearance, while his eyes turn black. [[spoiler: In the Sentry's final battle, he is possessed by the Void. When his body is punctured, black tentacles issue from the wound.]]

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* Marvel's ComicBook/TheSentry character housed a dark and equally powerful villain known as the Void. In his original appearances, the Void manifested as a seperate separate entity outside of the Sentry's body. In later appearances, the Sentry transformed into the Void. The most recent depictions show the Sentry retaining his human appearance, while his eyes turn black. [[spoiler: In the Sentry's final battle, he is possessed by the Void. When his body is punctured, black tentacles issue from the wound.]]



* One timeline in the Marvel continuity of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic books had Rodimus Prime trapping Unicron inside the Matrix...which was located in Rodimus' chest. It wasn't pretty when Unicron managed to break free and posses the young Prime's body.

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* One timeline in the Marvel continuity of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic books had Rodimus Prime trapping Unicron inside the Matrix...which was located in Rodimus' chest. It wasn't pretty when Unicron managed to break free and posses possess the young Prime's body.
10th May '16 1:42:17 PM margdean56
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A specific form of SplitPersonality. Maybe the BodyHorror became a bit ''too'' fused with someone. Maybe the UnstoppableRage is getting...too unstoppable. Perhaps TheAtoner's past is taking a life of its own. A [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human's]] [[InTheBlood Demon]] / [[{{Dhampir}} Vampire self]] is trying to take control, or that DealWithTheDevil is hitting a bit too close to home.

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A specific form of SplitPersonality. Maybe the BodyHorror became a bit ''too'' fused with someone. Maybe the UnstoppableRage is getting...too unstoppable. Perhaps TheAtoner's past is taking on a life of its own. A [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human's]] [[InTheBlood Demon]] / [[{{Dhampir}} Vampire self]] is trying to take control, or that DealWithTheDevil is hitting a bit too close to home.
5th May '16 2:35:47 AM Chilliwack
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[[caption-width-right:200:All in your head?]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:All in your head?]]
head? Or all in ''YOU?'']]
4th May '16 3:04:11 PM Kytseo
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* Mental illnesses such as depression can easily consume a person's mind, possibly cause them to be DrivenToSuicide. Luckily, they can be combated with various methods such as therapy.
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24th Apr '16 11:01:04 PM Polokun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', Fei and [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Id]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', Fei and [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Id]]]]Id]] Subverted however when it turns out that it's arguable Id is the real personality.]]
14th Apr '16 11:33:30 AM narm00
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has a large bit of its mythos based around this - each Vampire is at least partially under the control of "The Beast," the representation of their HorrorHunger. The Beast is their id; it makes them feed, it makes them run from fire and oncoming sunlight, and it makes them [[UnstoppableRage Frenzy]] if they get scared or hungry enough.
** In Beast:The Primordial, this trope is play with by the titular beasts. Like vampires, beasts balance between a monsterous nature and a human nature. Unlike vampires, beasts are born monsters who occupy a human form and were taught to act like humans by their human families.
** The [[ArcWords arc phrase]] of the game is actually "A beast I am, lest a Beast I become," which is an explicit statement that vampires are driven to do horrible things to control their [[HorrorHunger inner hunger]], and that trying to avoid doing those things will essentially lead to you losing control entirely and becoming little more than a mindless monster that does nothing but kill and feed like an animal. Try to be humane, try to be "good", and you'll ultimately become a far worse monster than people who are willing to kill and feed in moderation.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Ed the Minotaurs have to struggle against releasing the beast within. So much that they adorn everything they wear and carry, and sometimes themselves with labyrinth designs to symbolize that struggle in their mind and soul.

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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has and ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' have a large bit part of its mythos their mythoi based around this - each Vampire is at least partially under the control of "The Beast," the representation of their HorrorHunger. The Beast is their id; it makes them feed, it makes them run from fire and oncoming sunlight, and it makes them [[UnstoppableRage Frenzy]] if they get scared or hungry enough.
** In Beast:The Primordial, this trope is play with by the titular beasts. Like vampires, beasts balance between a monsterous nature and a human nature. Unlike vampires, beasts are born monsters who occupy a human form and were taught to act like humans by their human families.
** The [[ArcWords arc phrase]] of the game ''Masquerade'' is actually "A beast I am, lest a Beast I become," which is an explicit statement that vampires are driven to do horrible things to control their [[HorrorHunger inner hunger]], and that trying to avoid doing those things will essentially lead to you losing control entirely and becoming little more than a mindless monster that does nothing but kill and feed like an animal. Try to be humane, try to be "good", and you'll ultimately become a far worse monster than people who are willing to kill and feed in moderation.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Ed the Minotaurs have to struggle against releasing the beast within. So much that they adorn everything they wear and carry, and sometimes themselves themselves, with labyrinth designs to symbolize that struggle in their mind and soul.
1st Mar '16 11:27:48 PM erforce
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-->-- ''Music/{{Rush}}'', '''The Enemy Within'''

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-->-- ''Music/{{Rush}}'', '''The '''Music/{{Rush}}''', "The Enemy Within'''
Within"



* ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}} 2'' has the Alcohol Demon, a manifestation of Ethan Thomas' alcoholism. At numerous occasions through the game, Ethan is tormented by the damn thing [[spoiler:until he eventually "kills" it, in a bar no less. He was, however, trying to help you get yourself together. It doesn't die - it comes back a mission or two later, and points out it represents -all- his demons, not just alcohol.]]
* The final boss in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'' is the embodiment of Dracula's evil, which threatens to possess and overwhelm Dracula's reincarnated self, [[spoiler: Soma Cruz.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}} 2'' ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'' has the Alcohol Demon, a manifestation of Ethan Thomas' alcoholism. At numerous occasions through the game, Ethan is tormented by the damn thing [[spoiler:until he eventually "kills" it, in a bar no less. He was, however, trying to help you get yourself together. It doesn't die - it comes back a mission or two later, and points out it represents -all- his demons, not just alcohol.]]
* The final boss in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'' is the embodiment of Dracula's evil, which threatens to possess and overwhelm Dracula's reincarnated self, [[spoiler: Soma Cruz.]]
27th Feb '16 2:00:15 PM StFan
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* [[spoiler:Reito]] from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' has one, and it's [[spoiler:the BigBad]].

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* [[spoiler:Reito]] from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' has one, and it's [[spoiler:the BigBad]].
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